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Executive Director - River Parishes Tourist Commission

Overview of organization
The River Parishes Tourist Commission (RPTC) is a government agency responsible in managing the destination, Louisiana’s River Parishes, through promotion, advocacy, and regional initiatives. A professional staff manages the River Parishes Tourist Commission, with the Executive Director responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization.

The Executive Director has primary accountability for the accomplishments and fiscal integrity of the entire organization and is expected to work with the Chairman of Board of Directors to determine the focus and direction of the commission. The Executive Director is responsible for the operations of the RPTC, by acting as its spokesperson and representing it before others. Responsibilities shall include the following tasks:

  • Identifying and soliciting available tourism promotion program funding from both private and public sources by working with various governmental and economic development agencies to develop and assemble a portfolio of financial resources including grants and loans to finance tourism development projects.
  • Working with representatives of both regional and state government in coordinating the activities of the RPTC and in negotiating financial support, while continuously seeking new opportunities to increase the financial stability of the organization, as well as seeking alternative sources of revenue.
  • Supporting individual tourism businesses and tourism providers in an advocacy role to develop and successfully implement tourism-marketing strategies and promote tourism development for the region.
  • Developing and executing a comprehensive marketing plan to promote Louisiana’s River Parishes as the premier destination for leisure travelers, group tours and small to midsized meetings.
  • Working with tourism providers, travel agencies, and other tourism agencies by promoting a positive image of the regional tourism industry through a variety of media efforts by implementing promotional campaigns that include a mix of advertising, public relations, and sales promotion activities.
  • Networking with individuals and various organizations to improve and enhance the viability and visibility of local tourism businesses through diversification, niche marketing and parishes branding.
  • Supervising and directing the RPTC staff.
  • Representing the organization at trade associations and meetings necessary to further the mission of the organization.
  • Oversee the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Any other duties as assigned by Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.

Supervisory responsibilities:
Responsible for supervision of all staff. Responsibilities include interviewing, recommendation for hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing of work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Reporting Duties:
The Executive Director will report directly to the Chairman of Board of Directors for absentee, prepare agendas for both Executive and Full Board meetings, as well as work with Chair of the Board in planning events, work on committees, etc.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum five years’ experience at a tourism-related entity or field.
  • Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) and/or five years tourism experience.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be willing to work before and after regular business hours including some nights and weekends.
  • Must be free to travel.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds and transport equipment and materials for use on work tasks.
  • Must have a valid driver license and appropriate automobile insurance.
  • Must be well groomed and maintain a professional appearance.

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***DEADLINE TO APPLY IS April 17, 2023***

Monroe-West Monroe CVB - Social Media & Website Manager

Summary: To manage the online user experience with Discover Monroe-West Monroe through website and social media channels for planners, travel professionals, leisure travelers and all persons who interact with Discover Monroe-West Monroe online.

Responsibilities & Functions:

  1. Plan, execute, and implement a social strategy to include development and integration of content across multiple Discover Monroe-West Monroe channels including website, social media, e-newsletter, sponsored content, and partner content.
  2. Manages all social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Linked In, etc., including publishing posts, responding to comments/messages, monitoring for inappropriate comments/spam, and socializing with audience in a friendly, personable manner and a timely fashion. Some interactions may take place outside of normal business hours.
  3. Develop, execute, and manage a rich content editorial calendar.
  4. Utilize web and social media statistics to measure effectiveness of content and plan accordingly.
  5. Work with sales and sports staff as well as meeting and event planners to develop digital and social media strategies to boost attendance and economic development storylines.
  6. Schedule, research, write and distribute original content in a unique consistent voice across target markets.
  7. Edit, format, and post submitted work from team members to ensure cohesive voice.
  8. Through on-going, first hand research and interviews with industry partners write entertaining and informative content for distribution across multiple channels through photo and video.
  9. Apply SEO best practices to content housed on website along with integration of key words.
  10. All other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Four-year degree in marketing, communications, public relations, or journalism
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent Computer Skills and Knowledge
  • Proficient Microsoft Office Products – Word, Outlook, Power Point, Excel
  • Photo editing and design experience using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience and understanding of SEO, keyword and web page optimization, and Google Analytics.
  • Extensive understanding of social media universe including Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, etc.
  • Knowledge of cutting-edge social media tactics
Lafayette CVC - Social Media Manager

The Social Media Manager will be responsible for creating, implementing, maintaining, analyzing and reporting an annual digital engagement strategy to grow Lafayette Travel’s online audience utilizing social media, email marketing and website. 

Interested applicants should be highly motivated with experience on all social media sites with a desire to stay on top of new trends and tools as well as have a passion for connecting with locals and visitors on Lafayette Travel’s social pages. Anyone interested can email

Executive Director - Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation (BRZF)

The Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation (BRZF) is seeking a dynamic leader to fill the role of executive director. Emergent Method, a Louisiana-based management consulting firm, has been retained by the foundation to facilitate this executive search and hiring process.

This position represents an unprecedented opportunity for an experienced leader, fundraiser, and communicator to take the helm of a foundation that, in collaboration with the leadership teams and staff of the Baton Rouge Zoo and Recreation and Park Commission for East Baton Rouge Parish (BREC), is leading a signification transformation of the Baton Rouge Zoo in coordination with the reimagination of the adjacent Greenwood Park. The scale and magnitude of these investments and the impact they will generate, along with the ongoing operational and other support the BRZF provides to the Zoo in myriad ways, underscores the importance of and need for strong and capable day-to-day leadership at the BRZF to help the Zoo meet current and future demands. To that end, the BRZF is seeking an executive director who can fill this role and scale the BRZF’s impact alongside the continued growth of the organization it exists to support.

The BRZF exists to support the Baton Rouge Zoo, a department of the Recreation and Park Commission for East Baton Rouge Parish. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, the BRZF is governed by a dedicated volunteer board of directors consisting of business and community leaders dedicated to the same conservation, education, and engagement principles that are fundamental to the Baton Rouge Zoo.

The executive director is tasked with carrying out strategic and fundraising strategies to promote the image and awareness of the Baton Rouge Zoo, cultivating relationships with key donors and community stakeholders, and serving as a team builder and accessible, seasoned leader who leads daily operations for the foundation. It is crucial this leader builds and maintains an organizational culture of transparency and accountability, teamwork, and openness to change.

The ideal candidate will have significant leadership and fundraising experience, a track record of developing strategic relationships to spur fund development activities, experience building a robust donor base, and a history of working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders such as board members, staff, donors, volunteers, elected officials, and partner organizations.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Fundraising & Donor Management

  • Lead all fundraising initiatives for the BRZF, including securing event sponsors, promoting financial stewardship, and managing large gift efforts

  • Develop and implement plans for comprehensive and robust capital campaigns in support of the Zoo Master Plan

  • Build relationships with Zoo department leaders to form and promote effective strategic partnerships that help secure event sponsors, fund the Zoo Master Plan’s implementation, and foster other community relationships that help increase the BRZF

  • Lead the solicitation of sponsors for all Zoo and BRZF events and educational programs

  • Exhibit strong donor relationship management by identifying opportunities to generate new sponsors while improving relationship with current sponsors

  • Build and sustain working relationships and communication with the philanthropic community

  • Identify and inventory capital naming opportunities and solicit donors to meet BRZF revenue goals.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Meet regularly with the Zoo director and BREC Superintendent to align missions, communicate transparently about developments or needs impacting both organizations, and achieve mutual goals

  • Build the BRZF board of directors’ capacity and support the board’s decision making by promoting proactive board development, education, and BRZF communications, including working with board leadership on identifying, recruiting, selecting, and onboarding new board members

  • Represent the BRZF effectively in building alliances with external stakeholders and the general public in a manner that reflects the BRZF’s mission and objectives

  • Work supportively and collaboratively with the BRZF board to support regular board meetings, including providing materials, preparing for meetings, and giving updates on progress toward achieving strategic and fundraising goals

  • Prepare regular reports to the BREC Commission at the request of the Zoo director and/or BREC Superintendent

Operational Leadership

  • Champion the development and implementation of a strong and consistent platform that galvanizes support and maintains a strong focus on the BRZF’s mission.

  • Develop and implement strategies that support funding the implementation of the Zoo Master Plan, which will increase the number of individuals served by the Zoo, drive Zoo attendance, and increase Zoo revenues

  • Lead the BRZF in advocating for the Zoo throughout the Baton Rouge community and coordinating with BREC on supporting future tax renewals that may support the Zoo Master Plan

  • Lead BRZF staff members to achieve the goals of the BRZF by inspiring them through personal dedication to the organization, creating a work environment that attracts and retains top talent, developing staff through the mutual creation of personal and group goals, and identifying training needs and promote professional growth

  • Ensure the adequacy and soundness of the BRZF’s financial structure and review projections for BRZF’s working capital requirements

  • Develop, review, and monitor budgets to ensure efficient financial operations and stewardship of the organization

  • Manage and direct the day-to-day responsibilities of BRZF staff

Education and Experience Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in business management, nonprofit management, marketing, public relations, mass communication, or a related field is required, with a master’s degree in any of these fields considered a plus; a combination of experience and education that clearly demonstrates comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities may be suitable in lieu of a master’s degree

  • A minimum of five-to-seven years of professional experience in a related field demonstrating strong project management, administration, and capital fundraising abilities

  • Experience cultivating and managing relationships and leading effective fundraising at all gift levels, specifically large gifts

  • Experience managing and overseeing fundraising and sponsorship initiatives with measurable achievement towards goals

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Able to motivate and support board members, staff, and partners to set and reach targeted annual fundraising and sponsorship goal

  • Strong management skills, emotionally intelligent, and self-aware with an ability to listen effectively to others and learn from their best ideas

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and comfortable speaking in front of a public audience

  • Able to perform effectively under pressure and use strong organizational skills when faced with competing priorities

  • Able to develop and sustain productive and mutually beneficial working relationships with diverse stakeholders including board members, staff, public officials, foundations and community leaders

  • Able to foresee and evaluate potential issues with programs or initiatives and prepare alternative solutions

  • Possesses an inclusive, inspiring, and empowering leadership style that endorses teamwork, encourages an entrepreneurial culture, and promotes and open, transparent communication

The salary range for this position is $110,000 - $130,000, which is commensurate with experience. In addition to base compensation, a comprehensive benefits package will be provided.

Candidates should submit a resume with a cover letter and references to

The Baton Rouge Zoo Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis or any protected class under federal, state, or local law.

Visit Baton Rouge President & CEO

Visit Baton Rouge, a Destination Marketing and Management Organization, is seeking an experienced President & CEO who is a visionary leader and strong community partner. The President & CEO will proudly represent Visit Baton Rouge and promote the benefits and needs of the travel industry to elected officials, the business community, and members of the public. The President & CEO will manage a solid organization with a 16-person staff, 10-person Board of Directors, and a budget of approximately $5 million. A competitive salary and benefit package will be offered to the successful applicant.

The start date for the President & CEO is anticipated to be approximately August 1, 2022. Deadline for submitting resumes is 5:00 p.m. CDT Friday, April 29, 2022. The full job description is available at

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the Visit Baton Rouge President & CEO Search Committee at

Executive Director - West Feliciana Tourist Commission

The West Feliciana Tourist Commission is seeking a new Executive Director. Position qualifications include strong leadership qualities, ability to develop and manage annual budget, governmental relation skills, and vision for development of tourism product.

Applicant Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or Similar Level of Experience in the Tourism Industry.
  • Marketing Experience including digital and print advertising, social media, grant writing, community & political advocacy, and publication of printed material.


  • $50K - $65K Based on experience Details
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Work Travel

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Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission - Marketing & Events Coordinator

The Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission (Toledo Bend Lake Country) is seeking a Marketing & Events Coordinator. The Commission is a quasi-governmental organization. The mission of the Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission is to provide leadership in marketing Toledo Bend Lake Country as a highly desirable tourist and meeting destination and engage in tourism promotions, which result in increased overnight stays and in activities that improve the quality of stay of the visitor.

Position qualifications include excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, and ability to work in fast-paced, ever-changing environment. A strong applicant should have demonstrated experience in developing and managing an annual budget, event planning, development of a tourism product, and knowledge of marketing including digital and print advertisement, and social media. A bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, communications, hospitality management or similar field is preferred.

Salary ranges from $31,000 - $37,000 per year, depending on education level and experience, 50% of employee medical insurance premium provided plus vision and dental. Retirement IRA opportunity available. Physical requirements: must have a valid driver’s license, be able to lift and carry 40 lbs. and ability to maintain a flexible work schedule that includes morning, evening, and weekends. Includes approximately 10 overnight out of town trips for educational or promotional purposes.

Application and job description can be found by visiting, may be picked up at the SPTRC office, 1601 Texas Hwy., Many, LA between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm or requested by emailing A completed application and resume must be received to be considered for this position. Completed packets (i.e., application with resume) can be emailed to or dropped off at SPRTC office. Application deadline is Tuesday, March 8, 2022, by 4:30 pm.

Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission - Social Media Content Creator

The Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission (Toledo Bend Lake Country) is seeking a Social Media Content Creator. The Commission is a quasi-governmental organization. The mission of the Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission is to provide leadership in marketing Toledo Bend Lake Country as a highly desirable tourist and meeting destination and engage in tourism promotions, which result in increased overnight stays and in activities that improve the quality of stay of the visitor. The Social Media Content Creator will have the opportunity to join a dynamic team and focus on the development of original content and creating interactive media elements that share these ideas in innovative and engaging ways on our website and social media platforms.

The Content Creator will be responsible for supporting the Marketing & Events Coordinator in creating content promoting Toledo Bend Lake Country. This position is for a self-motivated individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. This is a part-time position. Hourly rate range from $10/hr. - $12/hr. depending on education level and experience. Physical requirements: must have a valid driver’s license, and ability to maintain a flexible work schedule that includes morning, evening, and weekends.

Application and job description can be found by visiting, may be picked up at the Sabine Parish Tourist & Recreation Commission, 1601 Texas Hwy., Many, LA between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm or requested by emailing A completed application must be received to be considered for this position. You may include a resume if you wish, but it is not required. Completed applications and resumes (if applicable) can be emailed to or dropped off at SPRTC office. Application deadline is Tuesday, March 8, 2022, by 4:30 pm.

Visit Baton Rouge - Director of Finance

Visit Baton Rouge is currently looking for a Director of Finance.   As a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana funded by public tax dollars, the Director of Finance must maintain transparency for Visit Baton Rouge.

 This position requires a thorough knowledge of financial accounting principles relating to governmental accounting and reporting.  This position manages Visit Baton Rouge’s financial and accounting operations, including responsibility for:

  • Computerized accounting and financial reporting system
  • Processing of all monthly payroll, accounts payable/receivable
  • Monthly and annual governmental financial reporting (including oral presentation of such reporting to officers and the Board of Directors)
  •  Annual financial and operational audit
  •  Annual budgeting process

In addition to the core responsibilities of the position listed above, the Director of Finance is responsible for maintaining Visit Baton Rouge’s Accounting Policy and Procedure Manual to ensure compliance with Louisiana state law and for coordinating maintenance and projects for Visit Baton Rouge’s office. 

A successful candidate for this position must have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration
  • Minimum of five years in a responsible public or managerial accounting position
  • Experience with governmental accounting preferred
  • Advance knowledge in Excel and Sage Accounting programs

Visit Baton Rouge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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